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    Film Review: ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ is a Heart-Warming, Mind-Bending Trip Through the Multiverse

    The title Everything Everywhere All at Once is both accurate and misleading. It’s true that in the latest film by the duo Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, known as Daniels (who previously offered surreal delights with their feature debut, Swiss Army Man) the audience will spend much of the runtime feeling like the protagonist does: overwhelmed […] More

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    Sunday Scaries: Villains We Might See in ‘The Batman’ Sequel

    (*SPOILERS for The Batman*) After years of anticipation, from Ben Affleck’s original treatment to Matt Reeves’ final vision, The Batman is finally here. Effective as both a standalone story and as the setup to an entire Bat-verse, the new film is as much detective noir as it is superhero saga. That said, Batman is one […] More

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    Sunday Scaries: Six Horror Films That Influenced ‘The Batman’

    Director Matt Reeves’ latest depiction of the world’s broodiest superhero isn’t shy about its cinematic influences. Over the course of The Batman, one can easily identify through-lines adopted from similar tales of conspiracy and corruption like Chinatown and All the President’s Men, as well as gritty thrillers like Klute and Taxi Driver. This is to […] More

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    Film Review: ‘A Banquet’ Depicts a Family with No Appetite for Horror

    There are few times in someone’s life where they feel the kind of overwhelming uncertainty that is present in late adolescence. In what can seem like no time at all, they’ve grown from a child with minimal responsibilities to being on the cusp of adulthood. There is enormous societal pressure at this point for them […] More

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    Sunday Scaries: Another 31 Days of Halloween

    Last year, I made the slightly insane decision to commit to the #31DaysofHalloween challenge, along with my girlfriend Kelly. This has been going around for a few years now, and the gist of it is that you watch a different horror or horror-adjacent movie every day of October. Though we had to cheat and double-up […] More

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    Sunday Scaries: The Terrifying Prophecy of ‘American Psycho’

    The year is 1987. The greed and excess of this particular decade in American culture has reached a fever pitch. Oliver Stone’s Wall Street is released this year, giving mainstream audiences a proper glimpse into the madness that transpires behind the scenes with the men who manipulate finances to their own lucrative ends. A generation […] More

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    Sunday Scaries: How ‘Slither’ Sowed the Seeds of James Gunn’s Filmography

    If you saw James Gunn’s Slither during its initial theatrical run in 2006, as I did, you may well have been thoroughly entertained, as I was, but you’d also be forgiven for not immediately deducing that in 15 short years, this director would be one of the most accomplished and venerated genre filmmakers in the […] More

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    Before the Gold: Best Original Screenplay

    This month we’re taking a look at this year’s Oscar nominees and digging into their past work to find hidden gems that you may have overlooked, or specific credits that may have influenced their Oscar-nominated work this year. The crop of nominees for Best Original Screenplay this year are both diverse and refreshingly, well, fresh. […] More

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    Before the Gold: Best Adapted Screenplay

    This month we’re taking a look at this year’s Oscar nominees and digging into their past work to find hidden gems that you may have overlooked, or specific credits that may have influenced their Oscar-nominated work this year. The nominees for Best Adapted Screenplay run the gamut from indie filmmakers graduating to mainstream exposure, to […] More

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